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Should I remove PandoraTV Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,016
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.23 days
626.20 days >
Average installed length: 329.02 days


VersionDistribution 1.08% 4.30% 1.08% 11.83% 1.08% 47.31% 1.08% 16.13% 1.08% 13.98% 1.08%

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PandoraTV Toolbar

What is PandoraTV Toolbar?

PandoraTV Toolbar, powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. The Ask Toolbar and other applications are increasingly being bundled with programs; most notably freeware. It's usually installed during the installation of a program, and it's easy to miss the step where you can uncheck the Ask Toolbar option. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your web search requests and to return a search results page to you. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PandoraTV Toolbar.
updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.81
ESET-NOD32 8.10201 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sp.ask.com/toolbar
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\assets\oobe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PandoraTV Toolbar

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. Ask.com has entered into...
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe'.
Network connections
  • updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • updater.exe connects to toolbar.iad.ask.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015588601%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00083927%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove PandoraTV Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove PandoraTV Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove PandoraTV Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall PandoraTV Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PandoraTV Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PandoraTV Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PandoraTV Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.12%
Windows XP 22.58%
Windows Vista 4.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.30%
Windows 7 Professional 3.23%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.18% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 31.18%
  Taiwan 11.83%
  United States 4.30%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Saudi Arabia 3.23%
  Slovakia 3.23%
  Czech Republic 3.23%
  Poland 3.23%
  United Arab Emirates 2.15%
  UA 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Republic Of Moldova 2.15%
  Russia 2.15%
  Thailand 2.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.64%
Acer 17.86%
Hewlett-Packard 16.07%
American Megatrends 8.93%
MSI 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Samsung 3.57%
Sony 1.79%
Alienware 1.79%
Lenovo 1.79%
Toshiba 1.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 1.37%
MEDION E7216 1.37%

About Ask.com

Ask focuses on search traffic through various methods, the number being installation of its toolbars through a lot of bundle and rebrand programs.
Publisher URL: www.ask.com


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